Meet The Team

A group of compassionate therapists to help you find
deeper wellbeing.

Every member of the team at Holistic Psychotherapy NYC are among the best therapists in NYC and shares our core values of connection, compassion, and collaboration. but each individual brings their own unique experience and expertise to the table.

Sarah Mainzer

LMSW

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Modalities: Individual and Couples Therapy

TLDR:I will be your compassionate guide through the twists and turns of life, specializing in supporting individuals navigating the complexities of romantic connections, friendships, and life transitions. Together, we’ll explore your unique journey, share some laughs, and work together towards building resilience and well-being.

Courtlyn Shimada

LMSW

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Modalities: Individual Therapy

TLDR: I’m passionate about creating a warm and empowering space for healing. Therapy is a collaborative process that is centered on your unique experiences. Whether short-term or long-term I believe in goal-oriented therapy. And if you don’t know what those goals are yet, don’t worry, we’ll figure them out together!

Zakh Flynn

LMSW

Pronouns: He/him/his

Modalities: Individual and Couples Therapy

TLDR: I’m here to shed light on aspects of your life that might be harder to see alone. With me, you’ll find a safe, respectful space to explore your journey, whether individually or as a couple. We’ll navigate through challenges together, whether it’s unpacking personal insights or strengthening your relationships. You’re not alone—I’m here to support you every step of the way.

Lila Glantzman- Leib

LMSW

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Modalities: Individual Therapy

TLDR: I believe that therapy is a powerful journey and I’m here to collaboratively create a space filled with compassion, understanding, and warmth at your own pace. Together we’ll navigate your unique strengths and explore the intertwining threads of your past and present. Now providing EMDR therapy.

Chelsie Green

LMSW

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Modalities: Individual and Couples Therapy

TLDR: I’m dedicated to helping you come home to yourself, build intuition and embrace your truest expression. I infuse humor, personality, and even some astrology into our sessions. Through the lens of holistic wellness I will support and celebrate your growth and individuality over weeks, months, and years together.

Rachel Teichman

LMSW

Pronouns: Any

Modalities: Individual Therapy

TLDR: I’m a queer psychotherapist with a focus on trauma-informed care and social justice; my passion lies in supporting the LGBTQIA community through identity exploration, self-acceptance, and tackling the nuances of trauma, anxiety, and depression in a compassionate space where your goals and preferences take center stage.

Akua Genfi

LMHC

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Modalities: Individual Therapy

TLDR: I’m all about building community and fostering connections; I create a supportive space using a down-to-earth approach, drawing from personal experiences and a passion for diversity and inclusivity. I offer a healing space filled with laughter, accountability, and an embrace of your cultural values and practices.

Courtney Buckney

LMHC

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Modalities: Individual Therapy

TLDR: I love connecting with people, by building a warm and open space where we can explore stuff that might feel vulnerable but is crucial for healing. I bring in creative and mindful vibes to make things feel healing and restorative, all while tailoring the experience to your unique needs.

Jordan de Kenessey Chapman

LCSW

Pronouns: He/him/his

Modalities: Individual Therapy

TLDR: I build honest and safe relationships with my clients, delving into thoughts and feelings to improve self-understanding and relationships, with a particular emphasis for working long-term with folks, especially men, on the importance of openness about emotions and navigating life’s challenges.

Ivy Campbell

LMSW

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Modalities: Individual Therapy

TLDR: I’m all about bringing warmth and empowerment to our therapeutic journey, firmly believing in the incredible strengths you already have within to heal and thrive. In our partnership, you’re not just a passenger—I value your active voice, ensuring our collaboration is as unique as you are. We’re on a gentle, laughter-filled path toward your healing, growth, and a deeper understanding of yourself.

Micaiah Quarcoo

LMSW

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Modalities: Individual and Couples Therapy

TLDR: I’m all about helping you get “unstuck,” self understanding and skill-building. I create a structured yet flexible therapeutic space where growth happens with laughter, insight, and heartfelt discussions. 

Corinne Olson

LMSW

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Modalities: Individual and Couples Therapy

TLDR: I provide a compassionate, heart-centered therapeutic space where we co-create a healing journey. We will unpack life’s heaviness, cultivate inner acceptance, and honor your unique experiences. I’m committed to your autonomy and truth, and I would be honored to witness and support you on your journey.

Meet Our Founders

VANESSA KENSING, LCSW (CLINICAL DIRECTOR) AND SARAH SPITZ, LCSW (DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL OPERATIONS)

Vanessa and Sarah met in 2016 and connected over a shared therapeutic philosophy. After establishing successful psychotherapy practices of their own, they joined forces to found Holistic Psychotherapy NYC in 2020. Vanessa and Sarah are excited to bring their vision of connected, compassionate, and collaborative psychotherapy to therapy seekers.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What Services Do You Offer?

We offer online and in-person individual and couples psychotherapy for individuals 18 and older.

How Long Are Sessions?

We offer 45 minute sessions.

How Often Do I See My Therapist?

We recommend weekly therapy, especially in the early stages of the psychotherapy process. During therapy, you and your therapist will collaborate on any adjustments to your schedule that may be beneficial for you.

How Do I Pay For Sessions?

We require clients to have a credit card on file, but payments can also be made with your FSA, and debit cards.

Can I Use My Insurance To Pay For Therapy?

We are not in-network with any insurances but we are partnered with Reimbursify and can submit superbills to your insurance for reimbursement if you have out-of-network benefits. Learn more here.

Do You Offer Sliding Scale?

We do our best to make psychotherapy accessible to therapy seekers. Learn more about our sliding scale here.

Here’s How It Works

Step 1.

Schedule and complete a phone consultation.

Step 2.

Complete our simple intake forms.

Step 3.

Schedule an initial session with your therapist.

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